people

Eric Reeves Founder and Managing Director of High Bar Companies.

Eric spent ten years in the North Carolina State Senate where he chaired the Senate’s technology committee, served as chair of Human Services Appropriations and on the Education Oversight Committee. Prior to the Senate, Eric served on the Raleigh City Council for two terms and has spent most of his professional life focused on public policy issues.

In addition to public policy, Eric served as the General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs for SchoolDude.com, the nations largest provider of online facility management software tools for schools.

Eric’s interest in SchoolDude is directly related to school infrastructure needs and learning environment issues. Eric also advises and consults with government oriented technology companies and nonprofit organizations on issues ranging from criminal justice, curriculum, assessment, student management, and, health and human services.

Reeves received his undergraduate degrees from Duke University and his law degree from Wake Forest University. As a 2002 Eisenhower Fellow, Eric studied EU internet economy competition strategies.

Todd Foster Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

Todd brings to High Bar an expertise in financial services, business development and operations management. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Todd has held senior positions with Citicorp, Sabre Holdings, Frontline Capital Group and Communities Foundation of Texas. He has executed corporate finance and business development transactions for clients in the Education, Energy, Philanthropy, Real Estate, Technology, Transportation and Travel industries.

Most recently Todd developed and managed the financial and administrative operations of the Texas High School Project – a $350 million public-private alliance to improve college and career readiness, operated under the auspices of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Texas Education Agency, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and the Communities Foundation of Texas. In that role he managed the execution of $55 million in public and private investments in the areas of campus learning systems, teacher effectiveness, education leadership, performance management and online learning.

Further, as a former CFO/COO of a large independent school, Todd has experience leading every aspect of campus-level finances and operations, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, risk management, tax-exempt bond financing, human resources, information technology, auxiliary programs, health and nutrition services, facilities and maintenance.

Todd earned an MBA from Emory University and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in English and Economics. He is a graduate of the Center for Social Innovation’s Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Todd is focused on providing financial advisory and deal execution services to private corporations, government, and non-profit organizations. He has a particular interest in growing education technology companies and businesses utilizing blended learning models.